Mattel just unveiled the Barbie Judge Doll, its 2019 Barbie Career of the Year doll. The company made the announcement via it’s Twitter saying ” The verdict is in! With over 200 careers since 1959, this year Barbie takes the stand as a Judge! The Barbie Judge Doll encourages girls to learn more about making decisions to change the world for the better. “
Lisa McKnight, senior vice president, and global brand general manager of Barbie told USA TODAY that the company chose a judge as its Career of the Year doll after learning that only 33% of sitting US state judges are women. Judge Barbie is available in a variety of different skin tones and hairstyles. She comes with a customary black robe and a lacy collar that looks strikingly similar to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s.
Judge Barbie comes after Mattel released a line of gender-inclusive dolls, called “Creatable World.” The line allows kids to customize their doll to create a toy that isn’t dictated by gender norms.